Bozeman school district and union reach pay raise agreement

The Bozeman School District on Friday reached a tentative two-year pay raise agreement with its teachers union and outlined avenues for continuing conversations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 500 teachers in the district will receive a 4% increase in pay over the next two years, including a 2.5% increase beginning next school year followed by a 1.5% increase the following year.

The pay increases were in large part based on 4% inflationary increases the district expects to receive from the Legislature over the next two years and is constrained by uncertainty over next year’s enrollment, according to district officials.